Lead R&D Product Design Engineer
Luxottica Group
Foothill Ranch, CA, US
22h ago

Requisition ID : 178181

Store # : O00266 R&D Skunk Works - 1ICON FHR

Position : Full-Time

Oakley. Designed to push the boundaries of performance. From advanced eyewear technology to apparel innovation, Oakley sets itself apart from the rest.

Backed by the power of Luxottica, our athletes and customers expect the best in sports performance and Oakley employees help to fuel this drive


The Lead Design Engineer is a member of the team that creates and delivers brand-relevant technologies to the Product Roadmap.

R&D’s core role is innovation through timely creation of technologies with meaningful consumer benefits. The Lead serves as a subject matter expert, using experience and knowledge to support highly complex project level execution and long range research initiatives.


  • Member of the R&D team, serves as technical expert across the entire org, driving project progress through critical thinking, conceptualization and expert execution
  • Technical leader within cross-functional teams and drives advanced research projects
  • Develops new technologies, complex processes and materials with internal partners and external vendors
  • Creation of new technical standards and requirements
  • Technical education across the R&D org
  • Project planning of engineering tasks and estimating timelines
  • Tests performance improvements through application of the scientific method
  • Working awareness is at both project and wider program level
  • Cross functional partners include Engineering, IDZ and Manufacturing
  • High level execution requiring very little directional supervision

  • BS in Material Science, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • 8+ years engineering experience
  • Material sampling, lab experimentation and validation testing experience
  • Familiarity with polymers, plastics processing and injection molding
  • Rapid prototyping / additive manufacturing methods and design
  • Experience conducting physical testing and sample evaluation
  • Hands-on fabrication of prototypes for testing and user feedback
  • Computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Word
  • Imaginative outside the box thinker with a history of problem solving
  • Simple and Fast approach to innovating, fail fast- learn faster
  • Technical leadership in cross functional teams
  • Strong organizational, people, verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with high attention to detail
  • Ability to travel up to 25%, domestic and international

  • MS in Material Science, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Multi-industry experience, with a focus in consumer products
  • 5+ years Oakley experience
  • Material and chemistry involvement beyond engineered plastics
  • Additional processing experience beyond injection molding
  • Thin film deposition and applications familiarity
  • Practical knowledge of wearable electronics product design
  • Design of Experiment construction and execution
  • Use of JMP or similar statistical analysis software
  • Experience with MatLab / Mathmatica or similar software
  • Experience conducting physical testing and sample evaluation
  • Field testing with end-users in various environments
  • Entrepreneurial spirit through constant progression and improvement
  • Passion for and participation in our core sports
  • Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process.

    To request a reasonable accommodation, please call the Luxottica Ethics Compliance Hotline at 1-888-887-3348 or e-mail HRCompliance luxotticaretail.

    com (be sure to provide your name and contact information for either option so that we may follow up in a timely manner).

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, social origin, social condition, being perceived as a victim of domestic violence, sexual aggression or stalking, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, ancestry, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.

    Native Americans receive preference in accordance with Tribal Law.

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